On the basis that you learn something new every day, here’s another ‘useless’ piece of information I picked up yesterday, which might just interest you!
A ‘FIDDLEHEAD’ is a type of fern which grows to form a head resembling the scroll of a fiddle or violin, considered a local delicacy in Northern Maine.
A spring delicacy, ‘Fiddleheads’ are the young fronds of certain types of ferns.
Although the word "fiddlehead" could refer to any fern shoots, only one variety, the ostrich fern, is considered edible.
These tightly curled green shoots are picked before their leaves unfurl; gathered from the wild, they are rare and expensive.:
They look like this:
& taste like this:
So does anyone here know of any other traditional ‘instrumental’ delicacies, [especially Irish ones] which relate to our treasured musical instruments?